In Memory of

Charles "Chuck" Edward Perrin

June 18, 1927 - September 7, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

 Charles “Chuck” Edward Perrin, the son of Delbert and Mary (Goodwin) Perrin was born June 18, 1927 in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent in Cherokee where he attended school. Chuck attended two years of high school in Fort Dodge while working for the railroad. He returned to Cherokee his junior and senior year and graduated from Washington High School in 1945. Following school, he served in the Air Force and then the Navy where he was a Seabee stationed in Guam. Following his honorable discharge, Chuck worked for the “Bridge Gang” with Kip Nelson for one year and then went to work for the telephone company.

 On January 6, 1947, Chuck was united in marriage to Joyce Olson. They lived in Storm Lake for a few years before moving to Cherokee in 1951, when he started farming and became a partner at the Perrin Mink Farm. He continued his love for farming and the mink farm until his retirement. Following the death of his wife Joyce, in 2002, Chuck was united in marriage to Dorothy Schmidt in 2004, in Cherokee. Chuck continued to help Mark with farming part time for the next 10 years.

 Chuck was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee and a member of the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 in Cherokee and served as a past commander. He served on the National Mink Rancher’s Board for eight years and was president for two years. In 1975, he began a four year term with the Cherokee County Supervisors. He had many hobbies and interests. He was an avid golfer and helped start the Quimby Golf Course. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and time spent with family and friends at the Perrin family cabin in Canada. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s activities and swimming. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 On Saturday, September 7, 2019, Chuck passed away at Acura Health in Cherokee at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Mary Perrin; his first wife, Joyce Perrin; one son, Daniel Perrin in 1970; brothers: Delbert “June Bug” Perrin and his wife Tootie, Dana Perrin and his wife Rita, Jack Perrin, and Boyd “Bud” Perrin; sisters, Mary Frances Gates, and Rosemary Roepke and her husband Wayne; brother-in-law, Bob McGowan; sisters-in-law, Doris Hall, Marlene Grunig and her husband Les, and Arleta Cossman.

 He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Dorothy Perrin of Cherokee, IA; children and spouses, Mark (Sue) Perrin of Cherokee, IA, Timothy (Lisa) Perrin of Cherokee, IA, Kelly (Teresa) Perrin of Cherokee, IA, JoAnn Perrin of Cherokee, IA, Judy (Jerry) Slota of Washta, IA, and Dewey (Kristi) Perrin of Huron, SD; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Jana (Matt) Utesch and their children Jaylee and Colton of Washta, IA, Mary (Wade) Cowan and their children, Rebecca and Brody of Cherokee, IA, Rachel (Derek) Simonsen and their children, Ava and Ella of Cherokee, IA, Julia (Tyson) Conley and their children Theo and Alivia of Austin, TX, Melissa (Dale) Friedrichsen of Holstein and their children, Jonathan, Laura, and Caleb, Abby (Nathan) Tentinger of Cleghorn, IA, and their children, Benjamin, Brady, Derek, and Christian; Valerie (Andrew) Cronin of Meriden, IA and their children, Tensley, Easton, and Kyla; and Emily Perrin and fiancé Eli Parsons of Johnston, IA; one sister, Kathi McGowan of Lincoln, NE; two sisters-in-law, June Perrin of Cherokee, IA, and Barb Perrin of Cherokee, IA; and several nieces; nephews; relatives; and friends.

Tribute Video
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Mark Stoll
CASKET BEARERS
Jana Utesch
Mary Cowan
Rachel Simonsen
Julia Conley
Melissa Friedrichsen
Abby Tentinger
Valerie Cronin
Emily Perrin

Honorary Bearers
John Perrin
Jim Perrin
Dan Roepke
Boyd "Bump" Perrin
Kyle McGowan
Frank Gates
Tom Grunig
Jerry Menke
Kip and Ione Nelson
Dana "Pudge" Perrin
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 4:00 p.m. rosary conducted by the CDA Tuesday aternoon and a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
MUSIC
Organist- Suzanne Winterhof
Vocalists- IC Funeral Choir
INTERMENT

Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Military Rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. L.A. Wescott Post 2253 of Cherokee and the Cherokee Ameican Legion.

Condolences

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM
“My sincerest sympathy to the family of Chuck - I am sorry for your loss. He was a kind and helpful man who had a lot of love for Cherokee County and was a great neighbor! I know he will be missed by many and especially his family! My hope is the memories you have of him will sustain you through the days ahead and that you find peace in knowing he is free of the issues that plagued him on earth! Keeping you all in my prayers and thoughts! - Lori Lochner”
- Lori Lochner
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“Our sincerest sympathies go out to the entire Perrin family on the passing of their beloved patriarch. Chuck was on the Board of Supervisors during my first years at the C.C.S.O. & I remember many talks with him & much laughter. He was a "one of a kind" type person, always friendly, forthright, animated, and I felt he sincerely cared about the future of Cherokee County. He led a very full and interesting life, and I'm sure he will be missed by all who knew him! ”
- ROSE BEAZLEY
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:58 PM
“I am grateful to have known Chuck and the memories I have of him as a caring and strong person. My deepest condolences and sympathy for his family and friends.”
- John and Maura Gates
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“Sorry to to learn of Chuck's passing. He will be remembered as one of the "larger than life" figures who had fun whenever he went and made sure you did as well when you joined him. Thinking of the Perrin family. ”
- Kathy (Wheeler) and Duane Dilts
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“Heartfelt condolences to this Perrin family. I remember my father's many stories of the Perrin boys...Chuck, Bud, June-Bug....such a time they had growing up together! So hard to believe they are not with us any more....”
- Molly Sue McDonald
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Perrin families.”
- Margaret and Loui Corzilius
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:40 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Perrin families.”
- Margaret and Loui Corzilius
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:39 AM
“Dear cousins and families, I am sorry to hear of Uncle Chuck's passing but delighted to know he has lived a fabulous 92 years. He was always one of my favorite Uncles who, along with your Mom Aunt Joyce, made me and our family always feel welcome and at home on your farm. I wish I had visited him one more time before he left this earth but he will remain in my heart. My love to you all from me and my siblings”
- Dana Kenney
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“I'm very sorry to hear about Chuck's death, he'll be up there golfing along with my Rich. 🙏🙏 to you all!!”
- Carol Wych
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“I am so sorry to hear this I worked with him when I worked at Accura. Chuck was a great man. I enjoyed sitting at the table after supper and talking with his wife and son. ”
- Emily DePuma
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 9:35 AM
“My deepest sympathy did the Perrin family.”
- Cliff Meylor
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers going out to the Perrin Family on the loss of your loved one.......”
- Doug and Tamie Mummert
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“RIP Chuck! May God bless his family!”
- Steve Conley
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Perrin family, Chuck was a great man and he always had that great smile
he will be missed dearly.”
- Lonnie & Jolene Puhrmann
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“Our sincere sympathy to the entire Perrin family. Chuck was always so good to us and a great friend.”
- Denny & Cherie Holton
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“Iam so sorry to hear about Mr.Perrin he was a great guy and will be missed dearly!!! I will always remember him coming thru drive at Mcds always had to have his coffe in his cup and always called me doll or sweetie and he always had a smile on his face . Never will forget him FLY HIGH MR PERRIN !!!!”
- Amy Strahmann
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you! Chuck was a great man! ”
- Angie Byers
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“SO sorry to hear of Chucks passing prayers for all.”
- HARRY AND RITA BURKHARDT
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“Our condolences to the Perrin Family. We have so many wonderful memories of Chuck and his family. ”
- The Skinner Family
Monday, September 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM
“I am so sorry for your Loss.....”
- Barb Blankenbaker
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.Prayers to all of you. Sue Roberts”
- Sue Roberts
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
“So sorry for thd loss of your father. Prayers and sympathy sending your way”
- Larry & Janice Frey
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Perrin. He was one of my favorite people that came through drive up when I worked at Mcds. He always called me sweetie and every day I would ask him "on a scale of 1-10 how are you feeling today" his response was usually "oh about a 4" but he never left without a smile!! He gave me some great laughs too. Rest in Paradise. ”
- Chelsea Alvey
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
“My sympathy to the Perrin family at the loss of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Stacy Bezoni
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 9:41 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Chuck. Please know we are keeping the Perrin family in our thoughts and prayers. Ed and Carolyn Wiebe”
- ed and carolyn wiebe
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I got very close to Chuck when I worked at accura. He was such a sweet man.”
- Mackenzie Gaes
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“So glad I got to know Chuck. He was a great guy! My sympathy to Chucks family.”
- Jodi Lytle
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“What a wonderful man! I was blessed to have been able to take care of him. I hope you’re doing cannonballs in heaven now, pal!”
- Nicole McLaughlin
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 6:26 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Lots of memories with the Perrin cousins and friends at Chuck's. ”
- Nicki (Carlson) Frank
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 3:45 PM
“My sincere condolences to the Perrin family over the loss of your loved one. Chuck was always special to me and I feel very fortunate that he was a friend and much more. He will be sadly missed.”
- Jeff Fishman
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